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November 22, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
Depending on who sits at your Thanksgiving table, you may already have figured out how to serve vegetarians or people allergic to nuts. But gluten-free is another matter. Increasing numbers of people are choosing to forgo gluten (or learning they must do without it), and the holiday - with its pie crusts and dinner rolls and stuffings - poses a challenge. Turkey is generally gluten-free, but as many diners will tell you, the turkey is mostly a delivery device for dishes like gravy and stuffings that often have wheat - the primary source of gluten in our diets.
November 21, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
If two famous people have dinner in public, must it be love? One Direction boy-bander Harry Styles, 19, and reality-TV star Kendall Jenner took in a meal together Wednesday night at Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood, sparking speculation that it might have been a date. Remember, Kendall, Taylor Swift said she knew he was trouble, trouble, trouble! Styles hopped behind the wheel and drove both of them away after dinner in a black Range Rover, according to the Daily News . That's when paparazzi snapped shots of the couple.
November 18, 2013 | By Noelle Carter
You can't beat the rich flavor to be had from these dishes, each ready in 45 minutes or less. They're just a few of the many vegetarian options available in our new recipe database : Wild mushroom frittata: Love mushrooms? You can't beat this frittata combining thinly sliced wild mushrooms with tangy creme fraiche, Pecorino Romano, sliced garlic and shallot, and fresh thyme and chives. Brussels sprouts salad with mustard vinaigrette: This fun salad gets its crunch factor from blanched Brussels sprout leaves, which work well tossed with colorful dried cranberries and blueberries and toasted whole almonds.
November 15, 2013 | By Timothy M. Phelps
WASHINGTON - During Supreme Court arguments, Justice Clarence Thomas sits mute, not asking a single question while his colleagues on the bench jockey to get in the next interrogatory. But this week, in front of 1,300 adoring conservative lawyers in a Washington hotel ballroom, another Clarence Thomas emerged: loquacious, folksy, irreverent, and totally at ease with his audience and himself. The result was a glimpse of the court's most controversial figure letting down his hair, talking candidly about not just his upbringing but his feelings and his approach toward judging.
November 14, 2013 | By Jay Jones
If Vegas is your destination for Thanksgiving, you'll find plenty to be thankful for, including accommodations as cheap as $24 and a bounty of dining options as low as $13. Plus there's a special tree-lighting ceremony that kicks off the holidays.  A CheapOair survey found that Las Vegas is the third-most popular destination for U.S. travelers this Thanksgiving. New York and Orlando, Fla., are first and second, respectively. The day before Thanksgiving and the holiday are generally quiet ones for Strip hotels, which explains the prices I found online Wednesday.
November 11, 2013 | By Booth Moore and Adam Tschorn
It was an evening to die for. On Saturday, British jewelry designer Stephen Webster hosted a provocative event mixing contemporary art and food in the upstairs gallery above his Rodeo Drive store. Titled "The Last Supper," it was the West Coast debut of photographs depicting the final meals of death row inmates by fellow Brit (and longtime pal) artist Mat Collishaw , with last meal-worthy victuals cooked up by renowned British chef (and another of Webster's across-the-pond posse)
November 8, 2013 | By Noelle Carter
Thanksgiving is just days away, and it's never too soon to start planning your menu! Food editor Russ Parsons and I will be demonstrating videos of classic dishes on the blog every couple of days to get you in the mood. We're beginning with a Test Kitchen favorite: pumpkin-thyme dinner rolls. This recipe, from food writer Regina Schrambling, is a reminder that a well-made roll is something special. Crisp on the outside but tender at the center, and terrific enough to have been named one of our best recipes of the year in 2002, they adapt easily to even the most crowded holiday schedule.
November 5, 2013 | By Noelle Carter
You don't just have to be a cereal or beer fan -- or a natural foods junkie -- to love barley. This ancient grain has long been used in a variety of ways, and it's perfect for adding substance and heft to a variety of recipes, from breads to soups and stews, as well as salads. Check out these ideas: Cucumber and yogurt soup with barley: For a soup at once filling and refreshing, you can't beat this recipe, which combines cool cucumbers and yogurt with fresh garlic, mint and dill, along with pearl barley and crunchy walnuts.
October 30, 2013 | By Rene Lynch
They found the home listing in the PennySaver, of all places. Todd Porter and Diane Cu barely glanced at the interior of the run-down three-bedroom, two-bathroom house when they arrived for a walk-through, and instead they headed straight to the sprawling backyard overgrown with brush and suffocated by a giant pine. "We looked at each other and said, 'This is it,'" Porter recalled. PHOTO GALLERY: Inside the "Bountiful" garden The Costa Mesa backyard wasn't neat or squared off like Southern California yards are supposed to be. Instead, the 11,000-square-foot lot was a jagged, oddly shaped U. It was perfect for the couple's plans: To carve out a quiet oasis where they could live a garden-to-plate lifestyle.
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